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September 2019

August 2019

  • Super hot here!
  • Tomato project started-stay tuned, our new graduate student, Swikriti Pandey, just arrived to study tomato traits and trophic interactions.

July 2019

  • Visual quick reference to predators and pests of cotton now available online and I will print copies for distribution
  • Healthy soils for sustainable cotton field day. Perfect day, great conversations. We presented research on beneficials in GA cover crops. https://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-news/healthy-soils-for-sustainable-cotton-field-days-set-for-july-august/
  • Peanut sampling across GA. Drone picture from sampling with Aubrey Shirley.
  • Looking for Post-doc to study whitefly distributions and trophic interactions in vegetable production landscapes. https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-researcher-in-trophic-interactions-and-spatial-modeling-of-whiteflies-in-vegetable-production-landscapes-georgia/
  • Illumina sequences forming for multiple projects
  • What’s the buzz about: protecting pollinators and beneficial enemies. Green Webinar UGA
  • Summer Young Scholar did amazing work in the lab and presented on research results

June 2019

  • IPPM Workshop – Research & Education Gardens UGA-Griffin: Arthropod ID – Common Pests, Pollinators, Natural Enemies

May 2019

  • Crazy amount of field preparation and lab preparation for sequencing and trophic data
  • Sad to see Tea Arabuli leaving. Such a wonderful time hosting her and we have a nice dataset built with future ideas.

April 2019

  • Rachel Perez, Emmalee Milner and Carson Bowers present winning presentations at GES

March 2019

  • Southeast Branch ESA: Annual meeting of multistate project S1073
  • Presented work on trophic interactions in GA commodities and importance of biocontrol

February 2019

  • Georgia Organics Conference: Farm tour of wildflower plots and presented information on wildflowers and beneficial arthropods
  • Dr. Tea Arabuli (http://agruni.edu.ge/; https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NHVLCaEAAAAJ&hl=en) from the country of Georgia begins USDA Borloug Fellowship in collaboration with our lab.

January 2019

  • Cotton Commodity Commission Annual meeting: Presented on Natural enemies and functions in GA cotton.
  • Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference: Awesome meeting this year and had very good participation and attendance to our workshop and symposium on biocontrol in southeast vegetable systems.

November 2018

  • ESA – Great student talks – Nice work Carson Bowers.
  • Seth Whitehouse’s second manuscript in blueberries – published online

Local and landscape-scale heterogeneity shape spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) activity and natural enemy abundance: implications for trophic interactions https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Y7WncA-IW0Ux

September 2018

  • Shereen Xavier publishes second paper in Remote Sensing

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/9/1485

April 2018

  • Undergraduate assistant publishes paper in JES- Nice work Casey Graham

https://doi.org/10.18474/JES17-65.1

January 2018

  • Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference invited talk on blueberry predators http://dev.manicmoosemedia.com/SERegional/wp-content/uploads/Show-Me-the-Predators-Unraveling-the-Enemies-of-Georgia-Blueberry-Pests.pdf